The implementation of quality diversion and dispositional programs such as Law Related Education (LRE) is part of a comprehensive strategy by the Juvenile Court Service Unit (JCSU) to interrupt the progression of delinquent behavior in the youth of Loudoun County.
This program can be used as a diversion alternative for youth referred to Intake and a dispositional alternative in cases where petitions are filed. This is achieved by reducing the youth's feeling of isolation and alienation from teachers or other students, and society; by developing a better self image; by developing within the student critical thinking skills and trust of the legal system; by making students aware of their legal rights and responsibilities; and by providing the youth with information about practical law that he/she needs in everyday life to function within society.
The goal of the LRE program is to serve as a diversion alternative and an adjunct to probation services in reducing delinquent behavior by:
For more information, contact the Juvenile Court Service Unit at 703-777-0303.